What better way for children to indulge a love of digging in the dirt than to make their own garden?
Hugelkultur – what is it? It’s an ancient technique for composting, but it is also the latest rage in sustainable recycling of plant nutrients. Want to know more? See a demonstration of hugelkultur and learn more, lots more, at Penn State’s Summer Garden Experience.
After 35 years of dedication to the Extension Service in Pennsylvania and New York, Nancy Grotevant will be retiring as District Director for District 9 (The Pocono District.)
Annual flowers, an all-star cast of players in your garden, complete their life cycle in a single season but use their time wisely with robust growth and outstanding blooms from June to October.
What's the buzz about CSAs, community supported agriculture? It's an innovative way for growers and consumers to connect around locally-grown produce and food products.
Salads are becoming more popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients.
If you like to have fresh herbs at your fingertips then container gardening may be your best bet, and it is easy and fun.
Prebiotics and Probiotics are functional components of foods that help keep our digestive system running smoothly! The good news is they are found in many of the foods we normally eat.
It’s time to plant your vegetable garden now that the “last frost” has occurred in most parts of the country. The last frost date will vary depending on your location but it’s important to use it as a guideline. If the soil is too cold, germination (early growth of the seeds) is slowed; making the seeds vulnerable to fungus and other diseases.
It’s time to begin your vegetable garden now that the “last frost” has occurred in most parts of the country. The last frost date will vary depending on your location but it’s important to use it as a guideline. If the soil is too cold, germination (early growth of the seeds) is slowed; making the seeds vulnerable to fungus and other diseases.
Would you like to grow abundant fresh vegetables in a small space with less weeding, no tilling, no heavy digging, and less work? If so, I recommend you try square foot gardening.
With the growing number of "milks" on the market, it can be confusing when deciding which to select. How do you know which is best for you nutritionally as well as taste and cost? Find out how they compare.
A succulent is a plant that stores water in fleshy tissues to survive drought. There are over 60 plant families considered succulents. Some examples are sempervivums, sedums, aloes, kalanchoes and echeverias.
Gardening in the Poconos is fraught with problems, from rock-hard ground that is impossible to dig, to marauding deer that believe you planted a smorgasbord just for them. While lower elevations enjoy spring flowers, our winters drag on and on. Faced with these and other difficulties, why should you and I garden?
This event is for youth ages 8 – 18. It includes hands-on games and activities. Note: riding is Not part of the day. Camp is led by trained 4-H professionals. Join the fun, adventure and learning.
New plants, whether new to you or new to the market, spice up your garden or containers. I’ve researched the best and hottest for 2016, all well suited to the Pocono landscape.
Looking to save some money on your food bill? Keep dinners on Monday meatless. However, it sounds easier than it is, especially if you tend to eat out on Mondays or don’t traditionally cook with beans, otherwise known as legumes!
Feel like you are throwing your grocery money away? If you find yourself throwing out food that you think isn’t safe to eat, you may be throwing money away.
Gather your family and friends, or co-workers to form teams of up to five people. Registered teams will take a virtual walk of a scenic route across Pennsylvania.
Last summer seemed particularly buggy. In fact, it was pretty hard to mow the lawn or even stay outside very long without being swarmed by gnats. And unlike other years, these "gnats" didn't go away in the summer heat. In fact, they got worse as summer wore on.